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  1. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee seeks tax breaks, maybe car pool lanes for electric vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | OregonLive.com

    Looking for ways to boost the use of clean-fuel cars in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to extend a sales tax break for electric vehicles and explore giving them access to car pool lanes. Supporters say electric cars cut carbon pollution and help reduce the country's reliance on fossil fuels.


  2. Marion Barry hailed as a freedom fighter former Washington D.C. Mayor succumbsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | L.A. Watts Times

    Former Washington, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry long recognized for being video taped while smoking crack cocaine, but who also will leave a lasting legacy for his commitment to his Black constituents has died. He was 78 years old.


  3. Older people are financially vulnerableRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    In addition to wrinkles and graying hair, getting older brings on a less-visible change: diminished cognitive abilities, from simple math to making investment decisions, which can have a big impact on finances. According to new research from Daniel Marson, a professor of neurology at the University of Alabama--Birmingham, adults in their 60s and 70s start to exhibit declines in financial abilities, including a vulnerability to potential telephone fraud , difficulty making change at checkout and having a harder time prioritizing bills.


  4. Nel Asa: Nel - Contemplated Private PlacementRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Business Wire

    NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR THE UNITED STATES NEL ASA has retained Carnegie AS to advise on and effect an undocumented private placement of new shares directed towards Norwegian and international investors after the close of Oslo Stock Exchange today . In the Private Placement, the Company is offering up to 50 million new shares , representing 14.75% of the outstanding capital of the Company.


  5. Pot-Positive Traffic Fatalities Up 100% in ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

    At first blush, it may appear that the fight to thwart marijuana legalization is a lost cause. Pot pushers want you to believe that legalization is inevitable.


  6. Duke snatches up UNC's Title IX compliance coordinatorRead the original story

    Yesterday | HeraldSun.com

    Chapel Hill's Title IX compliance coordinator, whose job since Jan. 2 has been to oversee the investigation and resolution of reports of sexual violence and other prohibited gender-based conduct, is leaving to take a similar job at Duke University. Howard Kallem's last day of employment in Chapel Hill will be Friday, according to an email sent Tuesday by Felicia Washington, the school's vice chancellor for workforce strategy, equity, and engagement.


  7. November 2014 Ballot Access News Print EditionRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Ballot Access News

    Polls show that the national vote for minor party and independent candidates for the top office on the ballot is likely to exceed 6%. If the polls are correct, 2014 will be the best year for minor party and independent candidates in a mid-term year, for the top office, since 1930, and perhaps 1918.


  8. 2 Congressmen want traffic cameras banned in DCRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

    Two Republican congressmen have introduced a bill that would ban speed and red light cameras in the District of Columbia. Rep. 2 Congressmen want traffic cameras banned in DC WASHINGTON -- Two Republican congressmen have introduced a bill that would ban speed and red light cameras in the District of Columbia.


  9. Inslee promotes electric cars to tackle...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | SFGate

    Looking for ways to boost the use of clean-fuel cars in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to extend a sales tax break for electric vehicles and explore giving them access to car pool lanes. Supporters say electric cars cut carbon pollution and help reduce the country's reliance on fossil fuels.


  10. The Topsy-Turvy Fight For Fayetteville Ordinance 119Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Fayetteville Free Weekly

    In the early morning hours of Aug. 20, after 10 grueling hours of public comment, the Fayetteville City Council approved, 6-2, an ordinance protecting the civil rights of all persons to be free from unfair discrimination. Since then, a backlash of opposition - aimed principally at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community - has resulted in a petition drive calling a special election for Dec. 9. Enter the culture wars.


  11. By 1941, Most Pelhamites Celebrated 'Franksgiving' Rather than 'Republican Thanksgiving'Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Historic Pelham

    From 1939 through 1941, much of the United States celebrated what many called "Franksgiving" rather than "Republican Thanksgiving." The term "Franksgiving" reportedly was coined by Atlantic City mayor Thomas D. Taggart, Jr. as a combination of "Franklin" and Thanksgiving.


  12. Irving Arts Center Presents Free Activities For All December Events Inspired By Peruvian GoldRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | PR Log

    The series of films, lectures, hands-on art sessions, tours and gallery talks are designed to complement the remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru's legendary royal tombs included in the exhibition What: Free Peruvian Gold Exhibition Tours Docent led tours of the Peruvian Gold Exhibition are scheduled every Thursday and Saturday, free with the purchase of an exhibit ticket. First come, first served, space is limited.


  13. Shop-small campaign directs shoppers to bars, restaurantsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    The Small Business Administration has teamed up with the National Restaurant Association to promote a new wrinkle on the campaign, encouraging those already out shopping with small retailers to also dine and drink at small, independently owned restaurants and bars on Saturday. Dubbing the campaign Small Business Saturday Night, officials are hoping it will help jump-start holiday sales for entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry.


  14. CDON Group AB: Publication of Prospectus Regarding CDON Groupa s Rights IssueRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Business Wire

    This press release may not be announced, published or distributed, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in the United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong or Australia or any other country where such publication or distribution would violate applicable laws or rules or would require additional documents to be prepared or registered or require any other actions to be taken, in addition to the requirements under Swedish law. This press release is not a prospectus but an announcement that a prospectus regarding the rights issue of shares in CDON Group now is available.


  15. Students, veterans will be recognized for making state tree decorationsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | UnionLeader.com

    Students from Tilton School joined with veterans Oct. 28 living at the home who volunteered to help make the ornaments using plastic balls, glue, paper and other materials.


  16. Supreme Court to review emission standards for coal- and oil-fired power plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Florida Times-Union

    The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. The justices on Tuesday said they would hear arguments from industry groups and states that are challenging Environmental Protection Agency rules designed to clean up chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium as well as mercury and other dangerous toxins.


  17. Re: Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies At 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | NewsOne

    Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.


  18. Arizona, Phoenix rank among slowest housing marketsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Arizona and the Phoenix metro region both rank among the slowest housing markets in the U.S., according to a new report from Freddie Mac . The monthly report came out today and looks at September housing, mortgage and employment data.


  19. House bill to ban D.C. traffic camerasRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Two outgoing Republican members of Congress are making a last-ditch effort to leave their mark on the District, introducing a bill that would outlaw the city's speed and red-light cameras. Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas and Rep. Kerry L. Bentivolio of Michigan have introduced the "Safer American Streets Act" that would outlaw automated traffic enforcement devices in the District.


  20. Nevada rules for immigrant benefits are gray areaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Immigrants covered by President Barack Obama 's recent executive order will not qualify for certain federal benefits, including welfare and food stamps, according to the White House. But states have wide latitude to make their own rules on other benefits, including driving privileges, in-state tuition rates and occupational licenses.